Free Monday Night Movies at Waterside Plaza in August

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Who doesn’t love the way NYC turns into one giant free outdoor movie theater in the summer? You’d probably love it more if you could get seats. Luckily, Waterside has you covered in August with a stellar line-up starting this Monday, August 3–minus the unbearable crowds.

We’re showing How to Train Your Dragon (Aug 3), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Aug 10), Finding Nemo (Aug 17), The Dark Knight (Aug 24). We’ve got popcorn, seating, and a river breeze. Bring yourselves and your friends. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and the public is more than welcome. Films start at dusk (around 8PM).


Outdoor Summer Movies at Waterside Plaza!


August is upon us, which means one thing: RCN Monday Movie Nights at Waterside Plaza! Our most popular summer series, each year, we show popular feature films centered around one theme. All films are FREE and open to the public. Appropriately for a waterfront community, last year’s film theme was “Water.”  Can you guess this year’s theme?

Monday Night Movies On the Plaza

RCN Monday Night Movies at Waterside Plaza, 2013 lineup

Can you guess our 2013 film theme? Hint: you’ll get a stunning view of it when you come to watch any of the FREE RCN Monday Night Movies on the Plaza. In partnership with our local cable provider, RCN, we’re proud to offer film viewings and popcorn every Monday night throughout August! Films start at dusk (between 8-8:30PM), and as with all our summer events, admission is free and the public is invited. We provide some seating; blankets and lawn chairs are also welcome. See below for this year’s lineup of hit films!

August 5: Life of Pi (2012) – We’re kicking off our film series with the fantastic adventure-drama of a young man adrift at sea with a live Bengal tiger. An ingenious blend of 3D live-action and computer animation, Life of Pi was both an audience and critical favorite last year, winning four of its 11 Oscars nominations, including the Best Director award for the acclaimed Ang Lee.

August 12: Whale Rider (2002) – The award-winning films continue with the Oscar-nominated Whale Rider, the captivating tale of a 12-year-old Maori girl who wants to become the chief of her tribe, despite being ineligible as a woman. Set on location in the seaside town of Whangara, New Zealand, the oceanic visuals of the film are as stunning as the emotional story.

August 19: Muppet Treasure Island (1996) – Our summer series continues with the popular family classic based on Jim Henson’s beloved The Muppets, featuring a star cast of live-action actors, including Tim Curry and Jennifer Saunders, who go off on a swashbuckling, high-seas adventure, aided by Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the muppet gang.

August 26: Jaws (1975) – Finally, we’re excited to close the season with the biggest splash of all with Jaws! The mega-hit thriller that launched Steven Spielberg’s career and scared a generation away from the water hardly needs an introduction. This heart-thumping tale of a man-eating shark that terrorizes a summer resort town never stops being as fun as it is frightening.